Tascam HS-P82 8-Channel / 10-Track Multi-Track Field Recorder

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Tascam HS-P82 8-Channel / 10-Track Multi-Track Field Recorder
Key Features
  • Location Recording & Filmmaking
  • Selectable Limiters & Low-Cut Filters
  • 8 x Low-Noise Mic Preamps
  • Records 8 Inputs & Stereo Mix
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For professional location recording, filmmaking, and sound design applications where you need to record an array of microphones and your real-time mix, the Tascam HS-P82 multi-track field recorder is an ideal solution. Capture up to eight tracks of audio from external sources plus a stereo mix, route stereo analog audio to your camcorder while sending a multichannel digital feed, and conveniently monitor through headphones. Thanks to its sturdy aluminum chassis, the HS-P82 can be slid into a sound bag, placed on an audio cart, or even attached to a shoulder/neck strap.

With comprehensive synchronization I/O, versatile powering methods, and remote-control capabilities, the HS-P82 is ready to be the primary audio recorder for your next pro-level video production gig. Its eight balanced XLR inputs handle mic-level or line-level signals (even +4 dBu from high-end wireless receivers) and feature independent phantom power, pads, limiters, and low-cut filters. From the intuitive color touchscreen interface to the dual CompactFlash card recording, the HS-P82 is optimized for efficiency and reliable performance.
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Tascam HS-P82 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Simultaneous 10-Track Recording
  • 3Eight XLR Mic/Line Inputs with Independent Phantom Power
  • 48-Channel Digital I/O
  • 5Balanced and Unbalanced Outputs
  • 6Single/Dual CompactFlash Card Recording
  • 7Versatile Synchronization I/O
  • 8Powered via Batteries, AC Adapter, or DC Input
  • 9Ideal for Sound Bag Configurations
  • 10Built-In Mixer
  • 11Slate Mic and Tone Generator
  • 12Supports External Remote Control
  • 13Additional Features

For professional location recording, filmmaking, and sound design applications where you need to record an array of microphones and your real-time mix, the Tascam HS-P82 multi-track field recorder is an ideal solution. Capture up to eight tracks of audio from external sources plus a stereo mix, route stereo analog audio to your camcorder while sending a multichannel digital feed, and conveniently monitor through headphones. Thanks to its sturdy aluminum chassis, the HS-P82 can be slid into a sound bag, placed on an audio cart, or even attached to a shoulder/neck strap.

With comprehensive synchronization I/O, versatile powering methods, and remote-control capabilities, the HS-P82 is ready to be the primary audio recorder for your next pro-level video production gig. Its eight balanced XLR inputs handle mic-level or line-level signals (even +4 dBu from high-end wireless receivers) and feature independent phantom power, pads, limiters, and low-cut filters. From the intuitive color touchscreen interface to the dual CompactFlash card recording, the HS-P82 is optimized for efficiency and reliable performance.

Simultaneous 10-Track Recording

Record all eight inputs and your stereo mix at the same time in 44.1 or 48 kHz resolution, or forego the stereo mix to track the eight inputs at the 96 kHz sampling rate. If your work demands 192 kHz fidelity, the HS-P82 can simultaneously record four tracks. 48 kHz pull-up or pull-down rates are also possible. Available file formats include mono or poly BWF (Broadcast WAV) files with iXML metadata.

Eight XLR Mic/Line Inputs with Independent Phantom Power

Eight locking XLR 3-pin inputs support mic level and +4 dBu line level, allowing you to record external microphones or balanced outputs from high-end wireless receivers. With individually switchable 48V phantom power and -25 dB input pads, the Ultra-HDDA (High-Definition Discrete Architecture) mic preamps can serve a variety of microphones while delivering a strikingly low equivalent input noise of just -125 dB.

Eight dedicated input trim knobs ensure immediate access to your input gain stages. Once an input level is set, press the trim knob to prevent it from accidental adjustments.

8-Channel Digital I/O

In addition to its eight mic preamps, the HS-P82 offers eight channels of AES/EBU digital I/O via a DB25 connector for integration of premium outboard converters. Single, double, and quad speeds are supported for compliance with sample rates up to 192 kHz, and each pair of digital input channels boasts a switchable sampling rate converter that handles 32 to 216 kHz sampling frequencies.

Balanced and Unbalanced Outputs

The HS-P82's stereo main outputs are presented on balanced XLR jacks for proper connectivity with professional camcorders and backup recorders. An internal high-power headphone amplifier drives the front-panel 1/4" headphone output, which offers a dedicated volume control next to the jack for convenient monitoring of the mix or signals in solo.

Single/Dual CompactFlash Card Recording

The HS-P82 records directly to CompactFlash media cards (available separately) up to 128GB in capacity. Equipped with two CF slots, it is capable of mirror-recording the same tracks at up to 48 kHz to both cards simultaneously for extra security. With an 8GB card, the HS-P82 can record eight tracks for over three hours at 16-bit / 44.1 kHz using the uncompressed, BWF-compliant WAV format.

Versatile Synchronization I/O

The HS-P82 allocates four BNC jacks for synchronization purposes. For positional reference, it can sync to or generate SMPTE timecode while the master digital clock can lock to incoming video reference signals, word clock, AES/EBU input streams, or the internal clock. The word clock thru/output jack is ideal for clocking other digital devices to the HS-P82.

Powered via Batteries, AC Adapter, or DC Input

The HS-P82 supports powering via NP or AA batteries, the included AC adapter, or an external DC input. Also, a V-mount adapter is available separately to allow powering via Endura batteries. Using ten AA alkaline batteries (available separately) in the supplied battery sled, you can power the HS-P82 for up to two hours of eight-track recording time at 24-bit / 48 kHz resolution. If multiple power sources are available, the connected AC adapter or DC battery will be used before any installed batteries.

Ideal for Sound Bag Configurations

Aside from the operational elements, the HS-P82 is completely made of metal. In particular, the side panel is made from thick aluminum that can withstand external shocks, resulting in high durability. The rugged chassis has front handles and no rear-panel jacks, making it ideal for use in sound bags on set. Plus, the HS-P82's 3.5" TFT color touchscreen can be tilted for maximum visibility when bag-mounted or placed on a cart.

Built-In Mixer

Enhance the sonic impact of your audio with the HS-P82's built-in mixer. Each input features adjustable panning, level, low-cut filtering, and polarity. You can enable each channel's limiter, which uses a 32:1 ratio and a 3 ms attack time to catch errant peaks. The low-cut filters—adjustable to 40, 80, or 120 Hz at 12 or 18 dB/octave—mitigate wind noise and low-frequency rumble.

Slate Mic and Tone Generator

Press and hold the front-panel Slate button for over 0.5 second to record sound input through the built-in microphone or the internal oscillator to all record-enabled tracks. This enables simple marking of take numbers or creation of sync tones. The resulting tones can be used as guides when synchronizing the files in video editing software.

Supports External Remote Control

Comprehensive, tactile remote control is possible via the RC-F82 fader unit (available separately); adjust parameters such as input trim, panning, and mix level, operate the transport, make marks, solo tracks, and much more without having to touch the HS-P82.

Additional Features

  • Prerecord buffer captures up to five seconds of audio before the record button is pressed
  • Illuminated record and pause buttons
  • Panel lockout function to prevent accidental transport switching
  • Simple, efficient file transfer via USB 2.0 connection to a computer
  • Take renaming function
  • Retake function
  • MS decoding function allows proper stereo monitoring of a mid-side mic configuration
  • Trim ganging for multichannel input level control
  • Minimum input gain setting mutes input
  • Continues recording to a new file when the record button is pressed during recording
  • Auto or manual cue points
  • Alert signal to headphone output
  • “Circle @ Take” function for easy marking of good takes
  • PS/2 keyboard input for track naming

Tascam HS-P82 Specs

Portable Recorder
Number of Tracks10 (8 Inputs + Stereo Mix)
Max Sample Rate/Resolution192 kHz / 24-Bit
MicrophoneBuilt-In Omnidirectional Slate Mic
Built-In SpeakerNo
Display3.5" / 8.89 cm Color LCD Touchscreen
Memory Card SupportCompactFlash (Up to 128 GB)
Internal StorageNone
Recording
Audio File FormatsBWF
Sample Rates44.1 / 47.952 / 48 / 48.048 / 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192 kHz
Bit Depth16 / 24-Bit
Signal ProcessingLimiter, Low-Cut Filter
TimecodeYes
Frame Rates Supported23.976 / 24 / 25 / 29.97 / 29.97 DF / 30 / 30 DF
Recording TimeWAV 44.1 kHz/16-Bit:
24 Mins per GB (All Channels)
WAV 48 kHz/16-Bit:
22 Mins per GB (All Channels)
WAV 44.1 kHz/24-Bit:
16 Mins per GB (All Channels)
WAV 48 kHz/24-Bit:
15 Mins per GB (All Channels)
WAV 88.2 kHz/24-Bit:
8 Mins per GB (All Channels)
WAV 96 kHz/24-Bit:
7 Mins per GB (All Channels)
Connectivity
Analog I/O8 x XLR 3-Pin Female Balanced Line/Mic Input (Lockable)
2 x XLR 3-Pin Male Balanced Line Output
1 x 1/4" TRS Female Unbalanced Headphone Output
Digital I/O1 x DB-25 AES3 In/Out
1 x BNC SMPTE Timecode Input
1 x BNC SMPTE Timecode Output
1 x BNC Cascade/Video/Word Clock Input
1 x BNC Cascade/Word Clock Output
1 x PS/2 Keyboard Input
Phantom Power+48 V, Selectable On/Off (Selectable on Individual Inputs)
Plug-In PowerNo
Host Connection1 x USB Type-B (USB 2.0)
Performance
Frequency ResponseMic/Line Inputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.5 dB
20 Hz to 40 kHz ±1 dB (At 88.2 kHz)
20 Hz to 40 kHz ±1 dB (At 96 kHz)
20 Hz to 80 kHz +1/-2 dB (At 176.4 kHz)
20 Hz to 80 kHz +1/-2 dB (At 192 kHz)
Max Input LevelLine Inputs:
+24 dBu
Mic Inputs:
-14 dBu (Pad Off)
+11 dBu (Pad On)
Max Output LevelLine Outputs:
+24 dBu
Headphone Output Power100 mW per Channel into 32 Ohms
ImpedanceMic Inputs:
2.4 Kilohms
Line Inputs:
10 Kilohms
Line Outputs:
≤100 Ohms
Timecode Input:
10 Kilohms
Timecode Output:
600 Ohms
BNC Inputs:
75 Ohms
BNC Outputs:
75 Ohms
SNRLine Inputs:
≥110 dBA
Mic Inputs:
100 dBA
THDLine Inputs:
≤0.003%
Mic Inputs:
≤0.02%
EIN-125 dB
Power
Power OptionsBatteries, AC/DC Power Adapter
Battery Type10 x AA (Not Included)
1 x Removable Rechargeable (Not Included)
1 x V-Mount (Requires Optional Equipment, Not Included)
Approximate Battery LifeWAV 48 kHz/24-Bit:
2 Hours (AA NiMH, All Channels, Phantom Off, Playback, Recording)
5 Hours (NP-Type Lithium-Ion, All Channels, Phantom Off, Playback, Recording)
AC/DC Power Adapter11 to 16 VDC at 2 A (Not Included)
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Physical
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Dimensions10.6 x 3.9 x 10.2" / 270 x 99.7 x 260 mm
Weight8.2 lb / 3.7 kg (Without Batteries)
Packaging Info
Package Weight12.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)15.1 x 13.9 x 9.3"
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